Dr. Vogel is a graduate of Rice University (B.A. Biology, B.A. Anthropology), and she did her Ph.D. research and dissertation, on avian neural crest cell differentiation, in the laboratory of Dr. Jim Weston at the University of Oregon. By training, she is a developmental neurobiologist, but she became interested in peripheral nerve tumorigenesis while working on developmental aspects of the Nf1 knockout mouse as a postdoc.
She is also very involved in graduate neurobiology/developmental biology teaching and medical education at UTHSCSA, and serves on both the Medical School PreClinical Promotions and Admissions Selection Committees.
She is especially interested in adapting both innovative technologies and Dr. Edward Tufte's principles of information design, to enhance medical education in the basic sciences. Her current project uses a unique resource, UTHSCSA Virtual, to provide first-year medical students with additional images and tutorials for learning human embryology.
Vogel KS, Perez M, Momand JR, Acevedo-Torres K, Hildreth K, Garcia RA,
Torres-Ramos CA, Ayala-Torres S, Prihoda TJ, McMahan CA, Walter CA. Age-related instability in spermatogenic cell nuclear and mitochondrial DNA obtained from Apex1 heterozygous mice. Mol Reprod Dev. 2011 Dec;78(12):906-19.
Xu G, Vogel KS, McMahan CA, Herbert DC, Walter CA. BAX and tumor suppressor TRP53 are important in regulating mutagenesis in spermatogenic cells in mice. Biol Reprod. 2010 Dec;83(6):979-87.
Garza R, Hudson RA 3rd, McMahan CA, Walter CA, Vogel KS. A mild mutator phenotype arises in a mouse model for malignancies associated with neurofibromatosis type 1. Mutat Res. 2007 Feb 3;615(1-2):98-110.
Ling BC, Wu J, Miller SJ, Monk KR, Shamekh R, Rizvi TA, Decourten-Myers G, Vogel KS, DeClue JE, Ratner N. Role for the epidermal growth factor receptor in neurofibromatosis-related peripheral nerve tumorigenesis. Cancer Cell. 2005 Jan;7(1):65-75.
Miller SJ, Li H, Rizvi TA, Huang Y, Johansson G, Bowersock J, Sidani A, Vitullo J, Vogel K, Parysek LM, DeClue JE, Ratner N. Brain lipid binding protein in axon-Schwann cell interactions and peripheral nerve tumorigenesis. Mol Cell Biol. 2003 Mar;23(6):2213-24.